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Buying a condominium can be an exciting time in your life. Whether or not you got a promotion and can finally afford a condominium, or you're just looking to find a perfect spot downtown where all the fun is, one can't deny the usefulness of having a condominium. However, people who are planning to venture into buying for the first time need to have some basic knowledge of what they're getting into. Being prepared is the first step to plan for what may come,...

Renting

Looking for a place to rent can be a stressful ordeal. There are many factors to consider, including location, rental property size, the type of rental (whether house or apartment), and price. Luckily, Zillow.com is an excellent resource for finding rental properties. There are many factors to consider when renting a property, all of which can be customized using Zillow's search tool. Is the property something you can easily afford monthly? As...

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What to Look for When Buying a Condo

Buying a condominium can be an exciting time in your life. Whether or not you got a promotion and can finally afford a condominium, or you're just looking to find a perfect spot downtown where all the fun is, one can't deny the usefulness of having a condominium. However, people who are planning to venture into buying for the first time need to have some basic knowledge of what they're getting into. Being prepared is the first step to plan for what may come, and having the right information when deciding to buy will help you immensely overall. When purchasing a condominium, it's important to get some information on the association that owns the projects. Here are some tips you should follow that will help you in your decision-making process. Do your research on the association. Are they fair in their practices? Do they have any public...

Section 8 House Rentals

Formally known as the housing choice voucher program , what's commonly called "Section 8 rentals" refers to homes that qualify to have a chunk of the rent paid by the government. The formula is a relatively simple one: Any amount of the rent and utilities combined that exceeds 30 percent of the occupants' collective income is handled by the program. Naturally, this is designed to help people who struggle to pay for their housing. Oversight is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which supplies the laws and data necessary to fulfill the voucher program. The Public Housing Agency (PHA) is who the public generally works with when applying for a voucher. The PHA assesses the annual gross income of an applicant to determine their eligibility for a voucher. The program is reserved primarily for U.S....

Mobile Home For Rent

A person of age, gender, or economic status may want to find a mobile home for rent. Finding a mobile home for rent is easy to do by visiting the appropriate resources. Many reputable sites are online to offer an interested person that opportunity. A person should consider the following things when he or she is looking for a mobile home to rent: The pricing is the number one factor that should help a prospect to determine which home is best for him or her....

Renting Duplexes

More and more renters are looking for alternatives to basic (and outdated) apartment complexes. Single family homes for lease may seem like the obvious answer. However, many renters do not necessarily want the full responsibility that comes with private home leasing. So what are a renter's options? The answer may be duplexes rental. A duplex is a residential building that is split up into two separate units; each with its own private entrance....

Cheap Houses

Buying a house is an expensive investment. The more the house costs, the more you'll pay for: Closing Costs Realtor's Commission Mortgage Interest Insurance Home Maintenance Even if you qualify for a more expensive home, you may want to consider one that's cheaper. The more you spend, the higher the realtor's commission is. For example, if you buy a home for $250,000 and the agent's commission is 6%, they'll earn $15,000 on the sale. If you're paying...